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1 Oct
This week on The Observers, we start with the story of Ethiopian migrants who have been kept in Saudi Arabian prisons for months in poor conditions, with dirty surroundings and little to eat or drink. We spoke to Arafat Jibril Bakrii, a human rights activist who has been helping migrants to share photos and videos of their living conditions.
15 Sep
Thousands of people have died and tens of thousands have fled their homes in Niger's Tillaberi region, which is being ravaged by terrorist attacks. Now, the attackers are increasingly targeting children.
7 Mar
Tens of thousands of Uighurs have fled to Turkey to escape Chinese persecution. Yet life in exile is challenging.
21 Nov 2020
Nigeria’s basketball got a very bright peep into the likely future of its already successful senior national men’s team, D’Tigers, as a glut of both Nigerian-born and players of Nigerian descent were selected in the 2020 NBA Draft. The NBA draft is a process through which elite players in the American University system are selected by teams playing in the National Basketball Association for a chance to earn a living in the NBA League.
17 Dec 2019
A cemetery threatens to sack them from their homes. Temitope Bademosi reports that residents of Legacy road and Wonderland Estate, Amule, Ayobo, Lagos are appealing to the government to save them from a looming epidemic.

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The work of a photographer who places human architecture at the centre of his pictures, before pulling back to show its effect on the surrounding landscape, is currently on display here in Paris. Donovan Wylie began taking pictures as a child while growing up in Northern Ireland. His latest exhibition at the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris focuses on lighthouses and how they define the borders created by Brexit. He joined us for Perspective to tell us more about where he gets his inspiration.
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